Why technology, not tenure, is the future of the academy

Colleges and universities must move away from tenure-driven faculty and embrace technology, Kevin Carey, director of the education-policy program at the New America Foundation, writes in this commentary. Ideas of shared governance, tenure and academic freedom are outdated, while technology can open new frontiers and make college relevant again, Carey argues. "Professors -- the good ones, anyway -- have the expertise and teaching skills that students need. They can cut out the middlemen and thrive on the flip side of labor productivity," he writes.

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